The Plastic Man ( a story poem)

When life seems so bleak...
When life seems so bleak...
Every day seems the same...
Every day seems the same...
Then, as more dark, than light...
Then, as more dark, than light...
All to seem as lost...
All to seem as lost...
A better day, we will see tomorrow...
A better day, we will see tomorrow...


There was a plastic man, who walked a plastic mile,

He seldom showed emotions, and rarely had a smile.

His fond dreams were dashed upon an open field,

His future was bleak, so lost, to seem as if was sealed.


He went on through life, met toughest times each day,

Despite injuries of body and mind, finally found his way.

As he held a dying friend's hand, the plastic melted away,

Human flesh and feelings returned, was a reckoning day.


He felt the need to share his heart, to all that would allow,

Became a teacher by word and deed, brings tears, even now.

He saved a child's little hand, and listened as others shared,

Changed his life to serve the needy, just to show he cared.


The plastic man was then no more, his memories faded away,

Replaced them now, with love, somehow, and is so to this day.

He found the secret to life, in his distress, greater than any kind,

As we share and care, treat all the same, gives us peace of mind.






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For there is true beauty without a cost...
For there is true beauty without a cost...

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bravewarrior 23 months ago from Central Florida

This is beautiful, whonu. Letting others into our hearts is very healing to all concerned.


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thank you bravewarrior and blessings. whonu


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billybuc 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

I love the message this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, whonu!


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Juliet Stewart 23 months ago from San Antonio, TX.

Sniffle, sniffle, sad and beautiful.


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and it is so rewarding. whonu


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and it is so rewarding. whonu


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and it is so rewarding. whonu


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thanks to all my friends at Christmas. whonu


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teaches12345 23 months ago

Oh how sweet a message. Love will always melt a heart of stone or plastic.


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thank you teaches and Christmas blessings to you and yours. whonu


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aviannovice 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Sounds like the plastic man found his own gift.


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Risa Stewart 22 months ago from North Carolina

Wonderful and interesting! Both in the story/poem and the title.


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whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States Author

Thank you much my friend. whonu

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